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Identification in matching games

  • Jeremy T. Fox

I study a many-to-many, two-sided, transferable-utility matching game. Consider data on matches or relationships between agents but not on the choice set of each agent. I investigate what economic parameters can be learned from data on equilibrium matches and agent characteristics. Features of a production function, which gives the surplus from a match, are nonparametrically identified. In particular, the ratios of complementarities from multiple pairs of inputs are identified. Also, the ordering of production levels is identified.

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Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Quantitative Economics.

Volume (Year): 1 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 203-254

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